Thursday, April 27, 2023

Sharon and Tom's 2023 San Francisco Adventure - Day #1

Sargent and Spain

Churches, coastlines, gardens, royal palaces, dancing — vibrant works by John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) immerse you in the rich culture of Spain. This exhibition, in its exclusive West coast stop, is the first to explore the influence of Spanish culture on Sargent’s dynamic visual practice. Celebrated as the society portraitist of his era, Sargent influenced a generation of American painters. His captivation with Spain, which developed over the course of seven visits taken from 1879 to 1912, resulted in a remarkable body of work. The exhibition presents an array of Sargent’s dazzling oils, watercolors, and drawings, along with never-before-exhibited photographs, showcasing Spain’s people, architecture, and magnificent urban and rural landscapes.
Sharon and her brother Tom took off for San Francisco in the morning. They spent the day at the Legion of Honor touring the Sargent and Spain Exhibition. They had lunch at the museum.

They had dinner at The Morris. Dinner included half a smoked duck with root vegetables. Tom texted me "your wife has a super power that scopes out fantastic restaurants." I started saying this was Sharon's super power when we were on the cruise in Greece.

They spen the spent the night at the Lodge at the Presidio. Sharon and I stayed there when we hiked the SF Crosstown trail in 2021.

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